The latest narrative pushed by the mainstream media is that veterans are racist. A flyer posted on the UCCS bulletin Board equated veterans with racists and suggested they be banned from 4 year institutions. Then there was the Huffington Post Article that suggested veterans were becoming racist by serving in our Armed Forces.
The United States Military has the GI bill, which guarantees the education of our veterans. It’s the law. The flyer is openly illegal, and the HuffPo article part of the leftist agenda to name call anyone they don’t agree with.
The newsletter is entitled: “Should Veterans Be Banned from UCCS and other Universities?” The flyer was not apparently posted by a student, and not endorsed by the school.
It reads in part:
A four-year, traditional university is supposed to be a place of learning, of understanding, of safety and security. However, there is an element among us who may be frustrating those goals: Veterans.
UCCS is known for its number of veterans who are full and part-time students. But these veterans of much of the school prides themselves on may be hurting the university.
First off, many veterans openly mock the ideas of diversity and safe spaces for vulnerable members of society. This is directly in contradiction to the mission of UCCS. Many veterans utter the mantra that they, “do not see color”. But the problem lies in their socialization into the military culture that is that of a white supremacist organization. They have been permanently tainted, and are no long fit for a four-year university.
Second, many students are frightened by the presence of veterans in their classrooms. Veterans usually have an overwhelming presence in the classroom, which can distract other students. This is usually true for vulnerable individual such as LGBTQQI2SAA, who have been known to be the butt of insensitive jokes made by veterans.
The Chancellor of UCCS, Venkat Reddy, issued a statement in support of veterans.
His statement read in part:
“UCCS does not endorse and vigorously rejects the offensive viewpoints expressed in the flyer…
The viewpoints that the authors express are against the law. UCCS does not discriminate against veterans. But even more fundamentally, UCCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, creed, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or political philosophy. People earn the right to study at UCCS by virtue of hard work and individual effort, and we do not bar the door.
Beyond the fact that the authors’ position is illegal, it is also wrong. We ascribe to The Board of Regents’ Guiding Principle that the University of Colorado shall always strive to “provide an outstanding, respectful, and responsive living, learning, teaching, and working environment.” Veterans are positive and valued members of our academic and campus community. They bring experience and viewpoints that enrich our discussions.”
Then we have the liberal media, Huffington Post in particular, who published an article on August 17, entitled: “Becoming a racist: an Unfortunate Side Effect of Serving Your Country?”
The author feels that because a handful of veterans “provided security” for the White Nationalists at Charlottesville, and some even wore T-shirts with the Confederate flag on them, that’s a reason to place the label ‘racist’ on them. The author even blamed those views as coming from “PTSD” and it’s Trump’s fault. He even couched his premise with the words “brave”… but the damage from his article to people who assume a veteran is racist because of their struggles with PTSD, their service in combat, and their affinity to like Trump is horrific.
“There is only one side to this fence, and to think we’re not only welcoming home members of the armed forces whose opinions and beliefs have been shattered and damaged due to their perilous environment, but who find solace in a President willing to condone those twisted beliefs, rather than make it his mission to do everything he can to help them, makes one worry about where the next Charlottesville will be, and who, exactly, we’ll be fighting.” David Fagan, writer for HuffPo
Let’s be blunt here: such incendiary articles do a lot to feed things like that UCCS newsletter – a view that is openly illegal and unconstitutional. It’s an agenda – if you denigrate those who serve, if you name call your leaders, you tear at the fabric of the entire nation.
The President did not “condone” the White Supremacists in any form. He called on both sides to stop the violence – something which was exactly true. But the left doesn’t want to hear it and has directed a landslide of hate at him. That the right is participating in it as well is something that should make us wary of the agenda they are all pushing.